We don't send postcards usually, we post them here.

Saturday, 31 January 2009

Video Blogging

There are some wonderful videos online already and lots of fabulous travel videos, but the ones that I marvel at are the ones shot entirely at arms length with the camera pointing at the correspondent while atop a galloping camel.

How they do that while remembering to hold on with their big toes is entirely beyond my comprehension.

It's not that I don't like the bouncy effect or the staccato-voice overs that it produces, I think many of them are wonderful, and often some of the jiggling bits are a sight to behold as well, but I can't help but think that the show is about the presenter not the surroundings.

I don't think the Great Biting Midge would have a snowflake's chance in a very hot place of competing with the Great Barrier Reef, so with a bit of luck you'll be spared more of my proboscis bumping into a wide angled lens, unless of course I decide to go all Walter Kronkite and do another tape!

Actually, I think I'd like to model myself on Clint Eastwood.

Except that while he stays well and truly behind the camera, and pops out to do the good bits, I reckon I can do more justice to the good bits if I stay well and truly behind the camera!

No comments

Post a Comment

Blogger Template Created by pipdig